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04/04/04
Royal Festival Hall Gets Facelift
- New auditorium and extra space in UKP70 million revamp

THE long-awaited refurbishment of the Royal Festival Hall is to begin with an announcement today of plans that will also revamp a keys section of the South Bank.

Arguments about the extent of the changes to the famous arts venue have raged for a decade or more but at last a UKP70 million scheme has been rubber-stamped that will include a newly fashioned main auditorium.

The exterior of the RFH, now 53 years old, is also to be given a facelift and there is to a new building constructed at the southern end of Hungerford Bridge.

The work is to start in a year's time and is scheduled to be completed by early 2007.




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